Tuesday, May 13, 2014

Lipstick Queen Jungle Queen

Today I have a product that's completely out of my comfort zone which has quickly become a favorite.  Let me assure you: don't be afraid of Lipstick Queen Jungle Queen.

When I first spotted a promo image for this lipstick at Space NK, I knew it was just a matter of time before it was mine.  I really enjoy Lipstick Queen products, and Jean Queen is actually a staple for both my mother and I.  Yesterday I bought you my favorite new orange-based peach/coral in Burberry's Golden Peach.  Lipstick Queen Jungle Queen is the perfect foil- it's the red-based coral that everyone needs in their wardrobe.

First, a few quick stats.  Jungle Queen retails for $22 and is available at Space NK, the brand's website, and Ulta.com.  My local Ulta has Lipstick Queen, and I haven't seen it in-store as of this past weekend. It weighs in at 3.5g/0.12oz of product.

Like always, Lipstick Queen nails the packaging.

The brand describes Jungle Queen as "a fiercely flattering coral", and I agree. However, it's also semi-sheer, glossy, and very red-leaning.

Shockingly, I've worn this at my conservative workplace and didn't feel out of place. It's lovely and not over-the-top. Like most Lipstick Queen products, it's not a full-coverage product, which is what makes it flattering.

Jungle Queen lasted about 3 hours if I didn't eat or drink, about average wear-time for me.  I'm not sure if this is LE for summer, but it's certainly a shade that I wouldn't wait to pick up.

 I've been using a lot of words, so here are some swatches:

Outside, no flash:

Outside, with flash:

Inside, without flash:

Inside, with flash:

And finally, on the lips:

Bottom Line: It's the perfect addition to my favorite trio of orange/coral lipsticks for summer.  It's bold, but wearable.

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